Information Systems Development

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January 6, 2020
Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 40
Lab hours: 5
RU 6001


205 Van Buren Street, Suite 140, Herndon, VA 20170   View map

This course covers the information systems life cycle in terms of technologies, social impact, and management. Prototyping, software reuse, testing, life-cycle costs, software development life cycle (SDLC), and development methodologies are discussed.


  • Identify common applications of computers in business and industry
  • Distinguish between the Internet and the World Wide Web and describe the features of each
  • Describe the functions of the main hardware components of a computer system
  • Distinguish between application software and system software, and identify examples of each type
  • Identify the main components and applications of communications systems
  • Identify the main components and applications of information and data management systems
  • Describe the main steps in both system development and program development (SDLC)
  • Identify and describe careers in the Information Technology industry
  • Discuss ethical issues and how computers have made an impact on society

Prerequisite: None
Credits: 4.5
Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 40
Lab hours: 5
Faculty office hours: faculty is available outside class hours by appointment, via email, and at scheduled times.
Advising: faculty and career counselors are available to assist students with their career directions and questions.